Keekee - posted on 11/09/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son is in Pre-K and having a horrible time listening to his teacher. Last year whil in Head Start there weren't any problems at all but now that he's in a regular school setting, he's driving his teacher crazy. At first I thought it was him having to readjust to a new school and new teacher but that's not it. I've tried several different punishments ( taking away the TV for the evening, no games, going to bed early, time-out, not allowing him to go the store with me and my daughter, etc) but nothing works. I watched his class a few times without him knowing I was watching and I noticed that it's not just him, there's a number of children doing their own thing but she makes it seem sometime that my son is the worse. I'm not depending him totally because if he knows better and knows he's suppose to listen and follow directions my concern is why isn't he and why doesn't he see her as an authority figure. He tries little things at home but what child doesn't try their parents from time to time but he's not this stubborn or opositional difiant with me or anyone else. I'm currently waiting for the counselor and school pshychiatrist to call me so I can get some ideas from them. I'm even looking for a martial arts class to put him in to help with the disapline and diverting his energy somewhere else, but i'm running out of ideas.